Historic Medicines: Exploring An Alien Invasion
Immigrants and settlers who traveled into the unfamiliar territory of the Midwest brought European plants with them as a traditional source of medicine. Today, many of these plants are familiar lawn, field and roadside weeds. Eco-herbalist Teresa Wolfe uses fascinating and intriguing stories and visuals to describe various historical medicinal, edible and other uses of these plants to help us understand how they arrived in our area. The program will include a short ‘plant walk’ and each participant will make an herbal medicinal salve traditionally used for insect bites and stings.